Conan the Barbarian

Trivia: Arnie actually had to modify his workout because he was unable to wield a broadsword properly.


Trivia: Arnold's buddy from his bodybuilding days, Franco Colombo, appears in many of his films. In this film he appears at the very beginning, as part of the army that attacks Conan's village and kills his parents. He is the advance scout who crouches atop a rock as the rest of the army sweeps by him.


Trivia: The face paint the actors used in the movie was extremely itchy. In one case the water wasn't running and the actors had to sleep with it on.


Trivia: The dagger in the movie with resembles fangs of a serpent was kept by Arnold as a memento. He still owns it today.


Trivia: In the fight scene at Doom's palace, those were real weapons the actors were using. There were frequent accidents while filming, and not just in that scene.


Trivia: William Smith who plays the father of Conan was also a bodybuilder and was offered the opportunity to play the role of Conan but refused.


Trivia: In the whole film, Conan only says five words to Valeria, questioning if she is a guard and responding "no." Both were within the first 30 minutes.


Visible crew/equipment: After Conan is set free from slavery he finds a cave where he removes a sword. When he climbs out of the cave you'll notice someone's hands near his feet pushing up his shackles. (00:29:25)

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Question: When Conan is learning how to use a sword, why did the teacher slap Conan in the face and then kick the other student in the chest?

Answer: Like an Army Drill Sargent, he was berating them for not doing it better. Toughening them to become the best they could be.

Also, the other student laughs at Conan's punishment, so the teacher kicks him to teach him some humility.

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